British Prime Minister Chamberlain’s First Meeting with German Führer Adolf Hitler
British Pathé newsreel report, with narration in English, on the first visit to Germany by Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, Sept. 15, 1938.
After arriving from England by plane at Munich airport, the British statesman travels by car and train to the home of the German Chancellor in the Bavarian mountains. The two leaders arranged this meeting to discuss the Czechoslovakia crisis. Hitler firmly supported the demand for freedom and self-determination by the three million ethnic Germans in the country’s “Sudetenland” region.
Hitler greets the British statesman as he arrives at the mountain home. Chamberlain returns to England the next day, and speaks at the airport about his frank and friendly talk with the German leader.